Thursday, December 14, 2006

Sago Payasam

~ Traditional dish but served in all (Bhavan's) South Indian Meals.
~ Light Dessert.

Ingredients Needed:
1. 4 table spoon Sago
2.1/2 lit milk (boil for atleast 20 minutes)
3. Water
4. Ghee for frying sago , cashew, raisins
5. Sugar According to taste
6. Saffron few strands
7. Elaichi Powder


1. Heat Ghee in a kadai fry Cashews and Raisins and keep it aside.
2. Fry Sago till it pops.
3. Add water and cook till Sago looks transparent.
4. Drain water and add Sago to the boiling Milk and Cook for a further 5 to 8 minutes.
5. Add sugar, mix well, bring it to a boil and switch off.
6. Mix Elaichi powder, fried Cashews and Raisins and Saffron. (soaked in Warm Milk)

<> Serve Hot or Cold. <>


Asha said...

I love Sago Payasa,we used drink this from a cup!:D
It's delicious,I had almost forgotten this dish!

Vini K said...

hi MT,sago payasam is great.My grandmother used to give us this one in summers as sago is considered to be cooling to the body.

USHA said...

Hi Mt,

Sago payasam, thisis one which we prepare to do one any festial days or on any special day.

I had little confussion with measurements, now i got it from you.

Thanks alot.

jayakarthik said...

hey its the same way i prepare
its our festival dish is itnt?

Maheswari said...

Looks great...I add little bit sago in pal payasam and semiya payasam.
Will try this soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi MT,
I tried the sago payasam but when I cooked the sago it was very white, hard and crunchy not soft. It didnot become transparent. Can you please tell me what I did wrong.

Lakshmi said...

my fav. payasam MT

indosungod said...

this has always been my favorite payasam. I add a handful to any payasam I make

Krithika said...

love any kind of pal payasam. sago payasam looks delicious.

Menu Today said...

Hi Asha,
Thanks a lot. I Think I reminded u this dish.

Hi Vini,
Thanks a lot for your information.

Hi Usha, Jaya Karthik,
Thank u so much.

Hi Maheshwari,
Please do let me know. Thanks.

Hi Lakshmi and ISG,
Thanks a lot.

Hi Anjali,
I Think you used very small pearl white sago. For that type of sago please pour boiling hot water on it.Keep closed for 5 minutes.Then make payasam.

Vcuisine said...

You have recalled our festival days. Thanks MT. Viji

sra said...

Hi MT, which Bhavan did you mean? Saravana? I've never seen payasam served with any meal in any hotel! They usually give gulab jamun or some "Bengali sweet"

KrishnaArjuna said...

Sago payasam looks great, my mother used to make it in summers every other day. But I never tried making it myself..